Clinton Grubs' Phil Smith beats BITS' Allan Clarke to the ball.
Clinton Grubs' Phil Smith beats BITS' Allan Clarke to the ball. Mike Richards GLA150918MA2F

UPDATED - WATCH: It's grand glory for Clinton and Meteors

SOCCER: Clinton may not have had all of the play, but when it did, it made BITS pay in the division two men grand final in warn conditions and a sun-drenched Clinton Oval.

When Matt Mortimer's wonderfully weighted kick allowed Liam Gifford to run onto the ball, Gifford knew he needed to do the rest.

He did.

And it was the only score in the match which gave Clinton a memorable 1-0 grand final win.

"I'm just lost for words and I just used my strength to get passed the goal-keeper," Gifford said.

Clinton's defence held firm despite numerous attacking raids by BITS, but grand final player of the match Matt Stoneley was a road block in defence.

Michael Keech was creative in attack for Clinton while his BITS counter-part Darren Butler gave his team as much chance as any to win.

Clinton coach Suren Raghoobar paid tribute to his team.

"The boys worked hard all season and we had four starters out and our defence was unreal," he said.

Raghoobar said the team had a 55 and 58-year-old as well as some teenagers in it that got the job done.

The Meteors' division two women went back-to-back after a 3-0 win against Central Black

Maja Radisic scored first at the 11th minute after-which Meteors defended grimly and were superbly-led by best-afield goal-keeper Tori Van Vegchel.

Amber Challinor pounced on a defensive error to goal before Tahnee Moynahan added the final goal in the second half.

"I was very happy the way the girls played abd probably the way we knocked the ball around and the effort from everyone was really pleasing," Meteors' coach Adam Van Vegchel said.

"We got to the ball first a bit more than what they did and we finished well."

Central Black coach Leigh Southwick said his team had a lot of possessions, but did not capitalise.

"We did have the chance and the girls really put it out there and they gave it their all," he said.

"A couple of missed kicks and they were able to put some away on the counter."



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